An Unkept Promise

I was just reading this story about continuing protests in Iran, and riot police clashing with demonstrators who have passionately and defiantly ignored warnings from the Revolutionary Guard to desist, and this bit just broke my heart:
"Thirty years after the revolution, this is what we get," one man said dejectedly, watching the noisy and chaotic scene as he remembered the birth and the promise of Iran's Islamic revolution in 1979.
It reminds me of reading that Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji said in Afshin Molavi's The Soul of Iran (which I've not read) that the revolution "promised us heaven, but...created a hell on earth."

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